Thursday, 1 January 2015

CCAYR January challenge

This is my first design for Christmas Cards All Year Round January challenge which is 'anything goes' (Christmas, of course!). Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries.

I wanted to make my mum's Christmas present look a little bit special for her, so I altered a gold box by covering top and bottom with some sparkly wrapping paper. I made a simple matching tag, using some of the paper and also some poinsettias from Hobbycraft, adding a couple to the corner of the present, securing the box with some red stretch cord and a pull bow.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
Jingle belles: no time like the presents
Eclectic ellapu December/January: Christmas but not a card
Christmas card challenges 4: anything goes
Pile it on 49: anything goes/Christmas/holidays
Dream valley 97: Christmas
Ooh la la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 294: Christmas/new year
Baffies 39: gift packaging
Tag along 70: anything goes
Pile it on 49: anything goes/Christmas/holidays
Crafting for all seasons 92: anything Christmas but a card
A girl who crafts January: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 281: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 354: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 117: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
Sister act 87


  1. So pretty Hazel your mum would love this l'm sure as l adore changing boxes this is perfect Wishing you a happy new year xx

  2. Lovely Hazel. Happy new year xx

  3. Isn't this lovely? So beautiful, Hazel!!!
    Happy new year wishes to you!

  4. What a lovely 'pop' of red against the pale papers Hazel. Thanks for joining in the last challenge of 2014 at Dream Valley. Wishing you a Wonderful New Year. Hugs, Wends x Dream Valley DT

  5. Pretty tag! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges! - Jessica CCC DT

  6. A beautifully altered box. Happy New Year to you and thanks for joining us this Christmas at CFAS. Carol DT x

  7. this is very pretty, and that paper on the gold box looks stunning. I am sure your mother loved it!

    Thank you for joining Eclectic Ellapu :)
    hugs from Laila

  8. Pretty poinsettias ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  9. Gorgeous box and tag. Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Hugs, Carol S. DT

  10. oh gosh, isn't that a fancy present, wow! thanks for joining us for "no time like the presents" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  11. what beautiful gift box, Hazel!

  12. Great way to upscale that tag to match the box. Love it!

  13. So pretty! That paper looks almost 3D!
    Thanks for playing along with us at TMS!!

  14. Bet Mum loved that box Hazel. Very special. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

  15. Very elegant thanks for joining us at seema crafts x

  16. Gorgeous gift box Hazel. thank you for joining at Ooh La La Creations Christmas Challenge
    Alli x

  17. What a fabulous gift box, Hazel, very classy! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags b x

  18. Beautiful card, great paper and the red accents are stunning. Thank you for joining us this week at The 12 Months of Christmas.

    Sue - DT
    Sue’s Paper Crafts – My personal Blog!

  19. This is so pretty.. I love pointsettias and they really set off the whole project. THanks for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up/
    LAura DT

  20. Such a lovely gift box. the bright flowers really give it that extra something

  21. Very pretty. The reds just pop off your project. Thanks for joining us at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  22. So pretty, thanks for joining us at Seemacrafts

  23. A really great idea, Hazel - it would make any present even more special.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Twelve Months of Christmas Link Up.

    Helen x

    Design Team Member for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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